Civic Exchange submitted its response to the draft text of the revised Urban Renewal Strategy. Please click here to dowload the document.
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Carine Lai, author of “Treating the Symptoms” was interviewed by RTHK on 9 August 2010. Visit this website to listen to the interview.
By Carine Lai What results have Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies produced in practice? What impact have they had on our built environment? Are they environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable? This report is a critical analysis of Hong Kong’s urban renewal policies since 2000. The URA is the main focus, but not the only one. [...]
Ms Christine Loh was one of the speakers at the Biomimicry Forum in Netherlands with the theme of “Innovation Inspired by Nature”. The forum focused on practical applications for radical energy and resource conservation, ecological design, education, sustainable business, bio-architecture, green chemistry, bio-agriculture, bioremediation, mycotech nology, and other breakthrough practices of nature-inspired science, business and [...]
By Christine Loh, Mike Kilburn, Jonas Chau In recent years there has been growing concern about the diminishing livability of Hong Kong’s urban environment. Public concern has focused on air pollution, especially from diesel vehicles on our congested roads, limited open space for public interaction, and the “wall effect” and “street canyon effect”, caused by [...]
By Christine Loh A review of the Urban Renewal Strategy (URS) would be incomplete without three things that have yet to be done. Firstly, the current review needs to be done within the context of Hong Kong’s high land price policy. Secondly, the government’s values, priorities and assumptions behind the URS needs to be explicitly [...]
By Civic Exchange The CSD seeks to use the IRD to start a public engagement process on a narrow range of issues placed within the context of the design of buildings within their own site boundary. This timid and limited approach will not trigger the pace, scale, scope and depth of change that is needed [...]
By CK Lau & Associates; Civic Exchange; Knight Frank; Masterplan Limited; Wong & Ouyang (HK) Limited The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong (REDA) has commissioned this study in response to the consultation document by the Council for Sustainability Development on “Building Design to Forster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment”. This report has [...]
The second Financial Times Urban Regeneration Summit took place in Hong Kong, a high-density metropolis facing major decisions on its urban development as it seeks to protect and strengthen its role as a regional financial and services hub.
Building on the outstanding success of the last two years, GreenBuild Asia returns to Hong Kong in 2009 to deliver a quintessential learning and networking opportunity for all Asian green building industry stakeholders. The event will bring together stakeholders from the entire value chain and by attending you will meet the region’s key players.